Oct 2, 2014

Irked by Angola incursion, Kissinger made plans to attack Cuba: records

Nearly 40 years ago, then-U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger ordered contingency plans drawn to attack Cuba, incensed over the small island’s deployment of troops to Angola, according to declassified government documents posted online Wednesday. In several White House meetings, Kissinger advocated for strong ...

Aug 29, 2013

Holdout old leaders stymie Africa's rise

The great democratic and economic strides made by African countries in the last decade risk being checked by aging leaders unwilling to pass the baton. For generations of foreign investors accustomed to the likes of Uganda’s Idi Amin and the former Zaire’s Mobutu Sese ...